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Jan 9, 2013 9:00am EST
shift products that are vital to our way of life. be abundant and affordable supplies of energy from shale oil both natural gas and oil are driving job creation and economic growth clear across the country. .. producing more domestic energy provides opportunity for the u.s. to increase exports and serve new market. the recent new economic consulting study from the department of energy concludes an exporting is a net benefit in all scenarios evaluated and more exports increase those benefits. just a few years ago, as we all know, we were considering lmj terminals to import natural gas to the united states. what a difference a few short years make. by developing new technology to access potential new sources like oil shale, which often goes not talked about, we will be able to dramatically increase our energy potential and role as the global energy leader. oil shale in the western united today is estimated at 800 billion barrels, which is nearly three times the proven oil reserve of saudi arabia. as the numbers clearly show, we in the industry are investing in america's future. an
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2013 12:00pm EST
gerard says energy is fundamental to america's future, and more domestic production only translates into more economic growth, jobs and government revenue. his comments came during the apis annual state of energy address tuesday here in washington, d.c. after his remarks mr. gerard took part in a q&a session with the audience and members of the press. this is about an hour 18 minutes. >> thank you, marty, and thank you, ladies and gentlemen, for being here today. we are honored by your presence, and greatly appreciate your participation. happy new year to each one of you. and i look around the room, i see a number of distinguished guests. in washington everyone is distinguished, as we all know, and we would like to take the time to introduce everyone. however, in the interest of time we can do that today. though knowing as i look at many of you here today, knowing that many of you have a key role in the energy policy debate, and hopefully what might happen over the next year or two as we consider the truly game changing opportunity we have here in the united states, as it relates to
CSPAN
Jan 10, 2013 5:00pm EST
, networking, all that helps and that is the kind of energy that was given to me that inspired me to think you know what, i've got to give this a try, i'm going to take a risk and i may not be perfect at it, but i'm going to give it everything i can. >> i think people were interested in the habits of successful people. do you work all the time? >> ibm a morning person. >> hammill early? >> it's amazing. [laughter] it depends on what time, because i could be on the west coast and people in the west coast say you're crazy. >> do you have to hold your e-mail until -- >> i'm an early riser and i think that is something that my father and my mother instilled in us. get up, get ready, get your chores ready, be prepared for the day. >> how late to do you work? >> i tried to get in a decent hours. people don't think we do this, but i like to cook so that is the way of getting the stress out. i try to eat very healthy so i will buy portions and do cooking of vegetables and entries, but something that i really enjoy it is making home cooked pinto beans. when you grew up in a household where that is ough
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
have by stephanie gripny on energy, retrofits for old buildings, for example, in new york and elsewhere is a compelling look at the prospect for markets, investments in energy retrofits that ultimately have very significant impacts on reducing air pollution incoming greenhouse gas emissions, and at the same time, actually, have a positive return on investment. she explored -- and, i mean, naturally, a person in the marketplace, an advocate of free markets say, that's so good, why isn't it happening? anybody looking for a market opportunity ought to be there. she points out there's some structural problems of who has to pay for the capital costs and who benefits from the reduced operating costs. she points out sometimes that the return on investment is positive, but not as good as the same money invested elsewhere, but she then goes on to talk about very creative private investment solutions that could have some dramatic impact so i think that's another example of an indirects, the paper is not about climate, but it would have very indirect implications. i promised i was going to turn to
CSPAN
Jan 10, 2013 9:00am EST
is continuing to improve. europe seems to be stabilizing, and energy prices are steady. big companies at home and abroad are flush with cash, and looking for reasons to invest. on the negative side, the recent tax increases resulting from the fiscal cliff deal will hit successful small businesses hard, which will dampen growth and hurt job creation in the first part of the year. elicited by the chamber's latest survey of small business members, which you should have at your place, there is significant uncertainty over health care regulations, taxes and deficits. last week's job report was mediocre. only 63% of our eligible workforce is even participating, and we don't see much improvement in unemployment throughout the year. so while our economy may be growing, it is a fragile growth, and not nearly strong enough to create the jobs americans need, or to expand their income. and now we face a series of new washington deadlines over deficits, spending, debt ceiling, sequestration, and a continuing resolution to keep the government running. we also faced other domestic and international uncertai
CSPAN
Jan 10, 2013 12:00pm EST
a specific solution that we were recommending. >> they were seeking to acquire the american energy companies. how do we ensure that nasa's research talent pool and facilities are not required by the foreign interests that may be harmful to our national interests? i guess they would direct that. >> that wasn't addressed in our study in terms of the foreign ownership of the company's credit spigot you've written that the infrastructure capability no longer needs would this be included and what can be purchased by the foreign countries? >> i don't recall that we specified or considered in the deliberations the number the would be a potential buyer. i do want to give you an example of the visit that i made in ohio where the have a large chamber of separations and a great facility. some of the missions needed that, but it is a facility that also has the capacity for other work and so, they had looked at doing some of the work in that facility and they were also discussing to do work in that facility so it would be some aspects may be appropriate for a sale but others may be greater utilization of
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
on arms export including more information to this committee. so we have set about it energy energeticly. i'm pleased over progress we made over past year. >> thank you. i want to start with a couple of specific questions pointing to more general and you recently talk abouted cooperation accord and the giving a history of human rights abuses u.k. government have any misgivings about dealings with this accord? what does the accord cover and interests, [inaudible] >> well this, we signed this on the 11th of october and this provides a framework for current and future defense activity including training and capacity-building with bahrain and, partly in order to enhance the stability of the whole region and as the committee will be aware we have defense assets of our own stations in bahrain. our mine sweepers in particular which are responsible for in any crisis, for freedom of navigation in the gulf. they are based there, physically based there in bahrain. so we need to regularly update and amend that defense cooperation arrangements. we have a long history of defense engagement with bahrain s
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2013 9:00am EST
infrastructure, address our energy challenges, make it an american so american families can make it in america. talk about the safety of the american people that we want to -- again, we must work together in a bipartisan way and with the president calls a national conversation that congress' role in that in terms of protecting our children and their schools and their homes and neighborhoods and communities across the country. we talked about clean campaigns, building confidence in the electoral process. all of this, building confidence that we can create jobs, building confidence that we can keep our people say, building confidence that our campaigns are clean and that we can move obstacles of participation to increase stability, increase the role of money. i hope we can work together to do that. and i was very pleased to see the reaction of the congress, at least on one side of the idle, for comprehensive immigration reform. i would tie that to the new members that they come here as problem solvers. they don't come here as partisan. they come here as representatives, independent representativ
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2013 9:00am EST
mark welsh who has brought new energy, tremendoutremendou s insight and inspirational leadership to the top of our air force team. so before we take your questions i will ask general welsh to make a few remarks. >> appreciated and good morning ladies and gentlemen. thank you for taking the time to be here. i apologize for my extra hardware this morning. actually, it's ugly in the sequestration piece and although we are struggling for resources, think it was the first time i realized just how big -- is. yesterday we released an updated vision for the united states air force. is focused on airmen airmen mission in innovation and the intent is to capture what today's air force is all about as well as to point out the areas we think we should be focused on in the future. is the source of our strength of the service and outline the enduring contributions that will continue as we move forward no matter what happens with the fiscal realities in the future. they will be our contributions to nation's defense and the air force is calling cards. division embraces -- and i believe that's tru
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
needs more than a sensible men and women if it is to prosper. it needs the energy of the creative imagination as expressed in religion and the art. it is crucial to the lives of all of our citizens as it is to all human beings tall times. but they encountered a world as a transcendent meaning of the world in which the human experience makes sense. nothing is more dehumanizing in crisis than to experience one's life as a meaningless event in the meaningless world. we may be approaching what is in our nation on explored and perilous social territory. europe is now experiencing the religious impulse and the results are not attractive. it seems that when a majority of people internalize the big bang theory and asked with peggy lee is that all there is, when many people decide that the universe is merely the result of the cosmic sneeze with no transcendent meaning, when they conclude that there for life should be filled to overflowing with distractions, comfort and entertainments to assuage the boredom, then they may become susceptible to the excitement of politics that promise meaning
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 5:00pm EST
, getting rid of the department of energy, cutting down on government spending. clearly government spending is far more than it was when reagan took office. taxes are greater. in terms of performance, in terms of delivering our campaign promises in 1988 think it is indeed a failure in that sense. now, it's a success in another sense, namely that i think that the level of debate has been raised in our country on a whole range of issues. a key one is the legitimate role of government in a free society. c-span: that is a call in show here at the end of the reagan administration. what is your reaction when you hear that today? >> guest: well, there is not much that has changed. we still need to ask, or settle, what is the legitimate role of government in a free society and a legitimatlegitimat e role of government in a free society is not that of government taking what belongs to one american and giving it to another american to whom it does not the long. c-span: have you ever in your lifetime known a president to keep his promise? >> guest: no, i don't and you can't solely blame this on the pr
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 5:00pm EST
and past bills. it was center of governmental inquestion knewty and energy in washington. and he was considered the most powerful democrat in the country. they called him the second most powerful man in the country second only to president eisenhower. kennedy had been a congregation staffer. for the last two years he had been running his brother's presidential campaign. c-span: you say he worked for joseph mccarthy, why? >> guest: well, he left -- he believed that something had to be done about the communist conspiracy in the country, and mccarthy was the only person doing it. and, you know, considering a large part of the book, is how bobby kennedy changed. it's an evolution. he sayings to somebody all that happened was i got older. i don't think that is all that happened. he changed as a human being in too something by the end of the book, you see something different. when he was a young prosecutor for first mccarthy's and john's committee, liberals called him a -- if you see newsreels of him, questioning witnesses in this way, you know, not giving them a chance to answer, you
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 12:00pm EST
our energy and transport infrastructure so we can keep up with our competitors in the global race, regulating our banks properly, so that immoral behavior and the gross mistakes of the past are not repeated. we're dealing with the challenges of an ageing population. we've reformed public-sector pensions so they are both affordable and fair for both public-sector workers and the taxpayer. in every case, we've put the national interest at the heart of this government and put this country on a path to being a winner in the global race. now, today is all about taking stock of the progress we've made and setting out some of the next steps that we want to take. now, of course there have been difficulties along the way. with public finances as broken as ours, that was, i think, inevitable. but i think we've made a lot of progress, and today we're publishing a document which shows what we've done and what we still have to do. and between now and the budget, we'll be setting out an additional set of reforms that go even further in taking the long-term decisions that are necessary to put us
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 9:00am EST
how it is that that energy is designed to elicit the kind of information that would allow us to ask the next logical question about somebody's background? >> yes, sir. the information that we have on refugee applicants does a very in certain regards. .. >> has a shared a story of persecution, a story of flight. they've been in the camp, they've had a ration for 20 years, they've talked about who their children are, who their family members are. so there's quite a long record on who that person is before resettlement to the united states has ever even been talked about. and so when we do the interview with that kind of a family, we will have that record in front of us, and we can elicit testimony and see if the things they are telling us are consistent with the records and the story that they have been telling to the u.n. refugee agency over a period of time, and that can give us greater confidence that the information that we're eliciting is true and accurate. in other cases we may encounter, say an iraqi applicant who has fled much more recently, iraqis tend to have of a very great
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 8:30am EST
activities of the department of energy is about $550 billion in 2013 according to the defense authorization pill that was just passed -- bill that was passed by congress. it just has limited significance this year since the appropriations which actually provide the money are being done on this ongoing p continuing resolution basis, and since sequestration is still a possibility in two months. but to give you a feel for that 550, 550 billion in the base budget, how does that compare to a couple of reference points? let me just give a couple, and i'm sure they'll come up in discussion. you can look at that number as being really big or modest, depending on your vantage point. historically in the cold war we averaged about $475 billion a year, and i've adjusted for inflation. these are all in 2013 dollars. so we're actually spending, still, substantially more in the base budget not even counting the war costs than we did for the cold war average. on the other hand, we're now down by 100 billion from where we had been just a couple years ago. largely because those war costs are coming down, and
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
and determination is a huge energy. syria will not come out of its impulse unless it changes this into a solution that will bring the country out of its impulse. it has never witnessed in the history of this region. this is the only way we can remedy all the injuries and the deep wounds that we have in syria, and this is the only way to keep syria geographically, politically more viable and to bring it back socially, morally and economically. everyone is responsible, however simple in his view his role is. the country is ours. we defend it collectively. the situation is defense, and the preservation of people's property is defense. to preserve the country as a whole every aware person knows exactly what is going on and the negativeness of others will not sort out the problem and not bring a solution. not participating in providing solutions will bring the country back you, and it will not help e country to come out of its difficulties. many have fell into the trap that the consulate is between holding the power and authority and, therefore, they stayed back and kept quiet and silent. therefore, i
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